While imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.
Directed by Sofia Coppola, who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan, the film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice, and it looks pretty good.
I didn’t realise it was a remake when I first saw the trailer as it looks less like a Western and more like a supernatural thriller.
The Beguiled is released in the UK on June 23rd.
Check out the teaser below and click on the above picture for the full-size image.
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